All along the Vale of Pewsey celebrations of remembrance and gratitude took place. Many of the small villages along the canal respected those who went to war for our liberties today with church services, parties and gatherings. During WW2 there were concerns that the enemy could sneak along the canal and quietly invade from the water. Many pill-box hides were built along and men stationed in them to keep a look out. Most of them are still standing and as you cruise alone the canal you can spot these reminders of more fearful days. The poppies can also be seen as you cruise through the vale, depending on the season, but there is always something to see along this beautifully tranquil journey.